Woman hospitalised after two-car crash in Penicuik

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A woman has been taken to hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Midlothian.

Police were called to Howgate, Penicuik between the B3672 and the B7026 at 12.40pm following a collision involving a Renault Captur and a Ford Fiesta.

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Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment in order to cut the roof off the Renault Captur to release the driver.

Paramedics treated the woman driver at the scene before transporting her to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

The woman’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call today at 1240 hours today to attend a road traffic collision in Howgate.

“We dispatched one ambulance to the scene and transported one patient to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”

The B7026 has now reopened between Howgate and Auchendinny following a temporary closure to recover the vehicles.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at 12.47pm on Tuesday, January 8 to reports of a road traffic collision in Penicuik.

“Operations Control mobilised two fire engines to the Junction between B6372 and B7026 where two vehicles had collided.

“Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of one of the vehicles and safely removed one female casualty.

“The casualty was passed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further treatment.

“Crews left the scene after ensuring the area was made safe.”

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